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Journal Title: Language, Interaction and Acquisition
Volume/Issue:   3/2
Issue Title: Typological Perspectives on Second Language Acquisition: 'Thinking for Speaking' in L2
Date: 2012
Table of Contents: 2012. v, 138 pp.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Typological perspectives on second language acquisition: ‘Thinking for Speaking’ in L2
Sandra Benazzo, Monique Flecken and Efstathia Soroli
163 – 172

Articles

Perspective discursive et influence translinguistique: Exprimer le contraste d’entité en français et en italien L2
Sandra Benazzo, Cecilia Andorno, Grazia Interlandi et Cédric Patin
173 – 201

Tracing trajectories: Motion event construal by advanced L2 French-English and L2 French-German speakers
Mary Carroll, Katja Weimar, Monique Flecken, Monique Lambert and Christiane von Stutterheim
202 – 230

Typological constraints in foreign language acquisition: The expression of voluntary motion by upper intermediate and advanced Russian learners of English
Tatiana Iakovleva
231 – 260

Linguistic encoding of motion events in English and French: Typological constraints on second language acquisition and agrammatic aphasia
Efstathia Soroli, Halima Sahraoui and Carol Sacchett
261 – 287

Thinking for Speaking and linguistic relativity among bilinguals: Towards a new research agenda
Jeanine Treffers-Daller
288 – 300
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): English
French
German
Italian
 
LL Issue: 24.71